A coalition of 15 advocacy groups petition OSHA to set a standard limiting line speeds in poultry and meatpacking facilities.
A new coalition composed of construction trade associations intends to work with OSHA on developing a final silica rule.
OSHA – along with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – issue a chemical advisory on ammonium nitrate hazards.
Notable proposed fines
$262,000 to an Illinois paint product manufacturer for locked door and blocked exit violations stemming from an explosion and fire in which three workers were injured
$185,560 to a paper and cardboard manufacturer in Wisconsin for violations related to the ignition of flammable vapors that severely burned a worker
$51,800 to a St. Louis industrial steel manufacturer in connection with an employee’s electrocution
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